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#1 Larry1510

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:12 PM

I formated my "c" drive and reinstalled xp pro SP2.This was done on another comp.everything went smooth until i put the hard drive back in the old computer.when it boots it does a proper boot up until verifying DMI pool it then goes to a startup screen saying win didn't start successfully and has 5 options "safe mod,safe mod with networking,s/m with com prompt,last known good config,and start normally.every option starts and the comp locks up.and must be powered off and on to try restart.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:56 PM

You need to do a repair install because you loaded the OS on a different system. This is causing a conflict due to it trying to run on different hardware.

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#3 Larry1510

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:33 PM

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followed inst.as per your url now i get cannot boot from cd code 5

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:19 PM

The easiest thing here would be to format and reinstall XP. That way, you'll eliminate these funky errors popping up every couple of minutes.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:28 PM

You really need to do the installation in the computer itself - not install Windows in another computer and transfer the hard drive.

First of all, the registry and boot files will be all wrong - set for the other computer and as you have found out, you will have problems (and continuing problems) even if you might get it to boot to Windows. The files that the installation sets up to activate XP will also be wrong - based on the wrong hardware, with the wrong mac numbers, etc.

What did you use to format and "re-install" XP? A Windows Full Installation cd, a manufacturer's Recovery cd?

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:45 PM

again as mentioned above reinstall will be the best avenue. This in my experience has been a issue with the LSASS.EXE file. This deals with all of the local security and settings information. This is still used when booted with any mode. I Have used a boot CD in the passed to recover the files and transfer them onto a USB HD or Flash drive. UBCD ver 4 or otherwise known as Ultimate Boot CD Ver 4. This has the tools to boot a XP system from CD and allow the copying of files onto a external drive. These sort of issues are the reason why people should use backup drives to make sure these issues can be restored if they happen.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:18 PM

There are times that a repair installation of Windows will fix these issues - but once you start getting hardware errors (the CD error 5 is one of those), it's best to bite the bullet and just do it over again. Otherwise you'll be fighting strange errors until the cows come home. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:37 PM

I'd like to thank all who tried to help,I guess the drive is beyond recovery.I ethier get the code 5 error or wrong Dos version,so i can't get a partition that will work.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:47 AM

Try a low-level reformat of the drive (usually available for free from the drive manufacturer's website) before giving up on the drive. Also, they'll have tools (also free) that will assess the status of the drive.
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